Psychological Non Epileptic Seizures
Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group

What if a patient has psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) but does not report any significant ...

It is important for mental health professionals to be cognizant of this because these patients exist and are encountered in psychotherapists’ offices with certain regularity. For decades if not centuries...

Shame and Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES): research topic?

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by one of the leaders in the field of research of Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES); he proposed a project to several professionals in the field of PNES focusing on a...

Studying Emotion, Relationships, and Psychogenic Non-epileptic Seizures (PNES) at Arizona State Univ...

This month’s blog post comes to us from sunny Arizona, more specifically, Dayana Villarreal, Graduate Student, Arizona State University. Below, you are invited to read about her current research project on...

You have been told you have alexithymia: Now, what? (Post for patients)

Let’s first answer: What is alexithymia? Basically, it means, not having words for emotions (a=not having, lexi=word, thymia=emotion) or in other words, having a hard time identifying and describing...

How important is alexithymia in the treatment of psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES)? (Post fo...

Spoiler alert: Important in patients who have PNES and high alexithymia What is alexithymia? Basically, it is, not having words for emotions (a=not having, lexi=word, thymia=emotion) or in other words, having...

Face Masks: to wear or not to wear when you are living with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES...

In recent months, I have been asked by a few patients who have been diagnosed with PNES (dissociative seizures) whether it is safe to wear a mask with PNES. On one hand, it is becoming obligatory to wear...

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